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Peter Broadbent Tribute Tonight

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11:42 8th October 2013

Minute's applause in memory of legend

Fans are reminded that there will be a minute’s applause in tribute to Wolves great Peter Broadbent before kick off this evening, which is at 7.45pm.

Peter, regarded by many supporters as their favourite ever Wolves player, passed away last Tuesday at the age 80 after a long battle with illness.

Peter’s widow Shirley and other family members will be joined pitchside by Wolves legends Ron Flowers and Malcolm Finlayson for the tribute,  while two of Peter’s grand-children Mollie and Rosie will be mascots.

Following the applause Wolves’ captain on the night will lay a retro shirt – bearing the number 10 worn by Peter in the 1960 FA Cup Final – in front of the North Bank.

The family chose tonight’s game to pay tribute because it ensures as many of them as possible are able to get to Molineux ahead of Peter’s funeral tomorrow, which takes place at 1.45pm at St Peter’s Church.

Wolves’ Head Coach Kenny Jackett is expecting a fitting tribute to one of the Club’s true legends.

“Recognition of former players and big personalities and big people around the football club shows class,” said Jackett.

“And that’s going to be adhered to tonight and rightly so.

“Our thoughts are with his family at a sad time and he’ll be very well appreciated and remembered at Molineux tonight.

“That team he played in was a very prominent one in the history of Wolves and football.

“For a club to have such a big and extensive and far-reaching history is fantastic and should be respected.”

Supporters wishing to pay their respects at the applause are encouraged to ensure they are inside the stadium in advance of kick off.

*Tonight’s matchday programme, on sale for £2.50, will feature a six-page tribute to Peter Broadbent and he will be pictured on the front cover.

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